Category: Victoria College, Ontario

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Victoria University is a college of the University of Toronto, founded in 1836 and named for Queen Victoria, commonly called Victoria College. Since 1928, Victoria College has retained secular studies in the liberal arts and sciences while Emmanuel College has functioned as its postgraduate theological college.

In 1831, Victoria College was founded as the Upper Canada Academy by the Wesleyan Methodist Church, in Cobourg, Ontario, east of Toronto. In 1836, Egerton Ryerson received a royal charter for the institution from King William IV in England.

Victoria University was formed in 1884 when Victoria College and Albert University federated with each other. In 1890, Victoria University federated with the University of Toronto. In 1892, Victoria University moved from Cobourg to its current campus on Queen's Park Crescent, south of Bloor Street (at Charles Street West), in Toronto.

In 1928, the independent Union College federated with the theology department of Victoria College, and became Emmanuel College.

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